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Stephanie O. Zorn

Of Counsel
St. Louis

P   314-827-3939
F   314-827-3940
Stephanie.Zorn@jacksonlewis.com

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Stephanie O. Zorn is Of Counsel in the St. Louis, Missouri, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. Zorn counsels clients in a broad range of employee benefits and compensation matters, including tax qualification requirements and statutory requirements under ERISA, PPACA, HIPAA, COBRA and the Internal Revenue Code.

Ms. Zorn also assists clients with their plan document needs, including drafting, amending for legally required and design changes, and preparing summary plan descriptions and government filings. Ms. Zorn’s practice includes counseling clients on fiduciary compliance, including investment selections, participant communications and plan committee delegation and decision making. Ms. Zorn also advises clients on federal health care reform and nonqualified deferred compensation plans.

Ms. Zorn also represents clients in employment matters, including discrimination, harassment, disability accommodations, family and medical leave laws, reductions in force and reorganizations, wage and hour laws, noncompete and confidentiality agreements, retention agreements, outsourcing and international labor and employment matters.

Ms. Zorn is a frequent speaker on benefits and employment law issues, including federal health care reform compliance and discrimination laws.

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August 18, 2015
Primary Opinion

Stephanie Zorn Authors "ACA Cadillac Tax: Cruising Toward Proposed Regulations."

August 18, 2015

Stephanie Zorn authors "ACA Cadillac Tax: Cruising Toward Proposed Regulations," published in Primary Opinion. Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

May 13, 2014
Jackson Lewis

Stephanie Zorn Joins Jackson Lewis in St. Louis

May 13, 2014

ST. LOUIS, MO (May 13, 2014) -- Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce Stephanie O. Zorn has joined the firm’s St. Louis office as Of Counsel.  Ms. Zorn, who joins the firm after serving as Senior Employee Benefits and Labor Counsel to Energizer... Read More

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January 27, 2016

Supreme Court Rebukes Ninth Circuit’s Disregard of Prudence Precedent for Employee Stock Ownership Plans

January 27, 2016

Providing a specific, stringent pleading standard for claims alleging breach of the duty of prudence against fiduciaries who manage employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs), the U.S. Supreme Court again has reversed the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, in Amgen Inc. v. Harris, No. 15-278 (Jan. 25, 2016), because of its failure to apply the... Read More

August 21, 2015

Final Regulations on Contraceptive Coverage under Affordable Care Act – the Religious Exemption

August 21, 2015

The Departments of Treasury, Labor and Health and Human Services have released Final Regulations providing much-needed guidance with respect to defining a “closely-held corporation.” The Final Regulations, released on July 14, 2015, also provide guidelines for establishing a religious objection for purposes of qualifying for... Read More

June 26, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Lifts Bans on Same-Sex Marriages, Requires Recognition of Valid Same-Sex Marriages

June 26, 2015

Effectively legalizing gay marriage throughout the United States, a divided U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that states must issue a license for a marriage between two people of the same-sex and that state prohibitions against same-sex marriages violate the Fourteenth Amendment rights of same-sex couples.Obergefell v. Hodges, No. 14-556 (... Read More

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SUPREME COURT REBUKES NINTH CIRCUIT’S DISREGARD OF PRUDENCE PRECEDENT FOR EMPLOYEE STOCK OWNERSHIP PLANS
January 26, 2016

For the second time in Amgen Inc. v. Harris, the Supreme Court reversed the Ninth Circuit because of its failure to apply the proper pleading standard for claims alleging breach of the duty of prudence against fiduciaries who manage employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs). Read More

By Forrest G. Read IV, Stephanie O. Zorn, Ashley B. Abel and W. Robert Gignilliat

Late-Breaking Benefits News for 2016
December 30, 2015

While taxpayers were completing their holiday shopping and preparing to spend time with their families, Congress and the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) were busy changing laws governing employee benefit plans and issuing new guidance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). Read More

ACA Cadillac Tax: Cruising Toward Proposed Regulations
August 18, 2015

Background  Effective 2018, Section 4980I of the IRC — the so-called “Cadillac Tax,” which was added to the IRC by the ACA — will impose a 40% nondeductible excise tax on the aggregate cost of applicable employer-sponsored health coverage that exceeds an annually-adjusted statutory dollar limit. Read More